Study in Cape Town with ISM



South Africa's national motto


Cosmopolitan and abundant in natural beauty, Cape Town is the powerhouse of the Western Cape province – South Africa's second main economic center. Known colloquially as "Silicon Cape," the city is home to a thriving tech startup scene and a dynamic small business sector. Take our two-week program here to gain insight into African business practices and emerging markets on the continent.


  • Two-week program in international business, focusing on Africa and emerging markets
  • Provided in collaboration with our local partner institution
  • Offered each autumn on a rotating basis with our Shanghai, New Delhi and São Paulo locations

City Facts

  • 59% of the country's tech startups are based in the Western Cape region

  • Home to world's busiest container port

  • Economy dominated by small and medium-size businesses

  • Talent hotspot, with four top-ranking universities and 94,000 students


Stellenbosch University is located in the historic university town of Stellenbosch, South Africa, among the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, it is one of the top 300 universities in the world, and among the top 20 in BRICS countries. It is also one of South Africa's leading tertiary institutions based on research output, student pass rates, and rated scientists.

Interested in joining the Cape Town program as part of the International Certificate Program?

Contact [email protected] for more information.

The student view

The flexibility that ISM offers is truly unparalleled. The ability to seamlessly transition between regular lectures and distance-based e-learning is yet another advantage.

Studying at ISM is a great way to learn, see the world, and expand your international network.

ISM is very hands-on with the development of its students and creates professionals destined for greater horizons.

The entrepreneurship course I took at ISM was pivotal. The professor was able to create a shift in the how we viewed innovation and entrepreneurship.

The culture at ISM facilitates success by motivating students while providing the individual support they may need.

I've been able to study with 18 different nationalities in a group of 20 students. The diversity of opinions and perspectives is truly remarkable.

If you want international exposure and practical learning, and you don't want to interrupt your work while you study, then ISM is the place to be.

ISM offers flexibility without compromising the quality of the academic experience.

Having an international DBA with ISM allows me to make an impact globally.

The small class sizes help us connect to the professors.

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